Baldy & Bald Man (Vegeta), Maggot (Mr. Popo), Juan Sanchez (Episode 31 only), Majestic creature (Dodoria), Tien (Dr. Gero), Space Duck, Curly (Gohan)
Human, Space Duck, Albino Namekian
Fighter, Millionaire Playboy (temporary),Space Duck
Alive (for now)
Making stupid comments, Goku, Trunks, easy things, friends, Yamcha, Little Green, Gohan, Team Three Star, Android 18, quacking
Krillin Sanchez (クリリンサンチェス, Kuririnsanchesu) is the best friend of Goku and a Z fighter who is short, bald (with the exception of later years) and baby-faced, and provides comic relief during tense moments. Once a fierce rival of Goku, he quickly became his best friend while training under Master Roshi. He also is close to Goku's son, Gohan. Krillin is known for being very cunning during his fights often relying on tricking his opponents to defeat them.
In the AnimeEdit
He is a good-natured, outgoing and competitive martial artist. His only true vice seems to be his interest in women, though as the series progresses his intentions lean more romantic, and in dangerous situations he sometimes despairs about possibly dying unmarried. Despite his reputation as being a weakling compared to his Saiyan comrades, he is considered to be one of the stronger pure-blooded humans in the Dragon Ball series, being thousands of times stronger than the average person, and in later years is deemed the strongest pure-blooded human. Although he is not as strong as Goku or Gohan, his determination in helping his friends is a key asset. Krillin has trained hard most of his life, becoming extremely powerful and proving it in combat with many foes. Unfortunately, he is quickly outclassed by many of the other characters in the series, such as Piccolo and the Saiyans; though among all the full-blooded humans he faces in combat he is one of the strongest.
In DBZ AbridgedEdit
In the Abridged series, he is portrayed as weaker than he usually is and gets picked on by other characters more often. Reflecting his tendency to be a punching bag, a "Krillin Owned Count" charts all the times he's been beaten up, disrespected or just humiliated. Gohan seems to be the only character who avoids doing so, later admitting Krillin is one of his few (abnormal) friends. Krillin has several talents, such as an inferred monumental... 'capacity' ("Oh my god, it's EVERYWHERE!"), and the ability to mimic a space duck. The latter is so impressive that Goku thinks that he hears a duck when Krillin's calling for help, and only realizes that it's his friend when Krillin quacks.
In the early episodes, he cared very much for Yamcha. The latter returns that respect after Krillin is beaten and who-knows-what-else during Popo's training, but gets a dirty look from Tien as a result. After Yamcha is killed by a Saibaman, Krillin attempts to avenge Yamcha's death, managing to kill three Saibamen (which no one takes seriously anyway).
He has been able to throw a few punches and take some. He manages to knock Nappa on the head when Piccolo sent him flying over to him and his Kienzan actually managed to cut his face. In the Namek Saga, he has had a steamroller dropped on him by Guldo, which caused no damage to him whatsoever.
However, he does have his flaws. He doesn't tend to pay close attention to others, he's insensitive about death (albeit unintentionally), he's a coward, and he cannot shut up when he's scared.
In spite of this, he will often go into a fight even when he knows he has no chance of winning, either because he's being threatened by something else (e.g. Chi Chi with a carving knife) or because he's thrown right into the action out of nowhere and has no choice but to try and fight anyway.
Early Age 762 Edit
- Main article: Biography of Krillin (Early Age 762)
Following the Saiyan conflict, Krillin spent his time in a hospital with Goku and Gohan. Mr. Popo came to visit and informed them of a way to get their friends back, which excited Krillin, who promised to keep quiet once Mr. Popo ordered him to "shut up". Krillin voted for Bulma to be the one to go with Mr. Popo to the site of the ship they planned to take to Namek, where they would find Dragon Balls that would allow them to resurrect their friends.
When Bulma returned and mentioned the possibility of Mr. Popo being their pilot, Krillin shrieked in horror and was relieved when Mr. Popo declined doing it. Mr. Popo bid the group a farewell and said he expected to see them when they got back, apart from Krillin, who questioned what he meant by that. After the ship was fixed up by Bulma and Dr. Briefs, Krillin arrived at Kame House where it was stationed and ready for transporting the group.
When Gohan arrived, he tried speaking to him before noting his change in hairstyle was that of a bowl cut, saying that he looked like a "young Moe Howard." After Gohan insulted him back, Krillin became angry and was cut off by Bulma as the group went into the ship. Once inside, Krillin questioned where he was supposed to put his things and after being dismissed by Bulma, asked Gohan how many things he had brought, learning that his mother was behind his packing and reasoned that he should always be prepared while going somewhere before screaming as the ship took off.
Arrival on Namek Edit
After arriving on Namek, Krillin tried to make a joke to Gohan about the blue grass after calling it to his attention, asking him what the Namekians' favorite type of music was. When Gohan answered to the best of his ability, Krillin questioned if he was really sheltered and then asked Bulma about the Dragon Balls, which she was able to detect four of. Krillin was happy to hear this since he assumed they would just have to find them, wish their friends back and return to Earth. Bulma then noticed a Saiyan ship and Gohan felt Vegeta's energy, which made Krillin shriek in terror. Krillin finished his screaming only to have it start up again when some soldiers approached him, one of which reminding him of when he had previously heard the name "Freeza".
One soldier warned for him to stand where he was and then be shot, to which Krillin questioned if he meant or they would be shot, afterward the ship being blasted by the soldier. Krillin and Gohan dispatched of the pair, causing them to land in the ocean and leading Krillin to unsuccessfully joke to Gohan that they were all "washed up". Krillin suggested to Bulma that the group get themselves out of the open and noted a cave, after which she spoke about finding a real man and debunked Yamcha as one once Krillin mentioned him as a reference to their past relationship. Gohan then asked Krillin if he "felt that", which Krillin assumed was the "need to pee", which he argued could not be done using the toilet since it had been destroyed before feeling the massive power levels of Freeza and his men as they passed by the group, who hid in the cave to avoid being spotted and possibly confronted. Gohan asked Krillin if he felt the power levels, Krillin stating that he noticed to both their strength and that of the person in the front "who felt like a hundred Vegetas."
Krillin noted that he no longer had to pee and went into the cave. Ten minutes passed and Krillin emerged, stating that they were going after those Dragon Balls, acknowledging they were outmatched but refusing to give up since they had come far and revealed to Bulma that in the cave he had taken care of something that should have been done a month ago. Krillin instructed Gohan to come with him and for Bulma to stay there and call Master Roshi since the two might need back up. They then left. Krillin and Gohan moved out to one of the villages, staying hidden and found a confrontation between Freeza, Dodoria and Zarbon and the villagers.
Krillin held Gohan down as he reacted to the deaths that were brought about by Freeza and his men, also quacking from time to time which he referred to as his plan and reasoned that it was effective since they were still alive. Krillin tried to reassure Gohan that since the elder of the village was handing over the Dragon Ball, they would not suffer any further casualties, though this was not the case as Dodoria still killed him. When Dodoria moved to kill Dende, Gohan struck him down, at which point Krillin moved in to assist him by grabbing Dende and quacking, revealing to Freeza, Zarbon and Dodoria that he was the "space duck".
Receiving a power up Edit
Krillin criticized Gohan for being so reckless in striking Dodoria, though Gohan tried to assert that they would have speed as their advantage that would allow them to get away from Dodoria given his weight. However, when he caught up to the pair, Krillin noted that Gohan's theory had been disproven. Dodoria attacking Krillin caused him to drop Dende, though he was able to get away using the Solar Flare. Dodoria was ultimately killed by Vegeta, allowing the three to finally lose him as Dende revealed his name to the pair, though Krillin insisted on calling him "Little Green".
Krillin and Gohan brought Dende back to Bulma, who called Krillin Mr. Super Soaker, though Krillin downplayed what had occurred in the cave and she informed him that her father had told her that Goku was on his way to Namek. Krillin was happy to hear this, but disappointed in learning that it would not be for another several days before his friend arrived to save them. After Dende found out that Bulma had breast and expressed interest in getting between them, Krillin said he was adorable.
Vegeta attacked a village after this, killing its inhabitants. Krillin and Gohan sensed the deaths and Krillin went on about how he had ended the village and unnecessarily done it, in front of Dende who was affected by their deaths, Krillin then trying to comfort him by claiming that they had gone to Heaven where "everyone gets along" and other good things happen until Dende stopped him by saying it sounded "asinine" and Krillin confirmed that it was. Gohan wondered if someone on the planet could help them against Vegeta and Krillin asked Dende, who revealed to them that Guru had been the one to save them at this time during a drought. Krillin decided that he would go with Dende to meet Guru since he sounded as though he was their "last hope" and had Gohan to stay with Bulma.
When the two arrived at Guru's residence, Krillin noted that their old Namek "had a floating castle" and mentioned that he had passed. While Dende and Nail spoke to each other about Krillin in Namekian, Krillin noted that they had a beautiful language, leading the pair to start speaking in English. Krillin was unfamiliar with Nail before this and assumed that Dende had just met him, prompting him to call Nail "Big Green" until Nail violently threatened him which lead Krillin to tell Dende that he did not believe it would be good for him to be friends with Nail.
Nail was called inside by Guru, who noticed that Krillin had come in and mistook him for an albino Namekian, to which Krillin corrected him by stating that he was fron Earth and mentioned that he intended to make sure that the others who had been killing his people for the Dragon Balls did not get their hands on it, expressing his intent to take it as a way of stopping them from doing so. Though Nail tried to scold him over this, Guru handed the Dragon Ball over to him. Though Krillin intended to leave after this, Guru placed his hand on the latter's forehead and unlocked his potential, though Krillin noted that he did not feel that much different which Guru attributed to him not having that much. With Guru telling him that it was all downhill from there, Krillin likened himself to Yamcha. Krillin confirmed to Guru that Kami had passed and mentioned that was his name, which prompted Guru to change his name to Super Kami Guru and left after thanking them for their help.
The Ginyu Force Edit
The Ginyu Force arrived on Namek, convincing Vegeta that they were dead, Nail mistakingly slapping Krillin in place of him when told to do so by Guru. Vegeta felt he would need the help of Krillin and Gohan, though he had a hard time saying it and Krillin stressed that they would need a name for their group, Krillin deciding on "Team Three Star" due to there being three of them (him, Gohan and Vegeta) and the Dragon Balls having stars on them. After failing to be convinced by Vegeta to change the name, Krillin left with the pair of Saiyans to retrieve the Dragon Ball from Bulma, who he told to "bitch" at him later before leaving by flight. When the three arrived to the Dragon Balls that Vegeta had, Krillin and Gohan became reserved since they figured that they could not trust him since he had not pledged loyalty to Team Three Star. The Ginyu Force found the three at this point, prompting Vegeta to start exclaiming profanity, which Krillin witnessed before disclosing to Captain Ginyu that the remaining Dragon Balls were behind him. Vegeta threw the Dragon Ball he held in an attempt to stop the group for getting them all; Burter retrieving it and bragging that he was the fastest in the universe, Krillin retorting, "That's what she said." Vegeta ordered Krillin to break the Dragon Ball, Krillin attempting to destroy it with his fist before Guldo intervened using his powers to stop time. The Ginyu Force took times spinning the Wheel of Death, Burter getting a free trip to Space Australia which Jeice commented on as his home planet, leading Krillin to ask if he was from Australia.
Arrival of Goku Edit
Krillin's cries for help caused the arriving Goku to mistake him for a duck until he quacked, leading Goku to realize that it was him and fly over to his location. There Goku greeted him and Krillin compared his pain to when he died when asked by his friend how he was feeling. Krillin was given a Senzu Bean by Goku and started to reveal all that had troubled him and the others while on the planet before Goku's arrival before the latter read his mind and learned of the events without further dialogue between the two. Krillin questioned Goku on how he was able to read his mind and the pair both expressed confusion after Goku revealed it was due to the muffin button. Krillin fell victim to Jeice and Burter's Seizure Procedure, foaming from the mouth as a result of staring directly at it despite Gohan's attempts at warning him and later expressed surprise at Goku's newfound strength. After learning he had trained at 100x normal gravity, Krillin reasoned this was why he was able to easily defeat the group.
Krillin and Gohan went back to Freeza's spaceship to gather the Dragon Balls, digging them up. Krillin told Gohan his intent to resurrect Piccolo, Tien and Chiaotzu, being questioned by Gohan about Yamcha and questioning back as to what he meant. The two then sensed two power levels coming their way, leading Gohan to ask Krillin if his father had failed, which Krillin doubted initially before telling him to hide himself on the chance that he had. When Goku seemingly arrived with Jeice, Krillin questioned him about his company and what had happened during the fight against Ginyu, soon afterward being slapped, which Krillin questioned him on his purpose for doing so before Gohan shouted to him that it was not Goku despite his appearance.
Krillin did not believe this and questioned Goku on his favorite food, learning it was not him once he answered as Ginyu revealed himself to have stolen Goku's body and gained his power level, which Krillin called horrible before accusing Ginyu of identity theft in taking his friend's body and expressing his intent to "sue the crap" out of Ginyu. The latter said that he could not if he was killed by him, with Krillin retorting that then he would get put on trial for murder. While Krillin and Gohan fought Ginyu in Goku's body, Goku arrived, trapped in Ginyu's body and spoke to the pair as well as Ginyu. Krillin warned Gohan that he had to fight Ginyu in Goku's body, telling him he could not hold back. Vegeta entered the fray and eliminated Jeice, afterward attacking Ginyu who became confused when Vegeta referred to Goku as "Kakarott". Krillin told Ginyu that Goku's name was his Goku and after Vegeta was saved from having his body stolen by Ginyu by Goku jumping in the way, Krillin explained the circumstances to Gohan and told him that Vegeta was "still a prick".
Taking a chance Edit
Krillin and Gohan took Goku inside Freeza's spaceship where he was put into a healing tank. Vegeta mentioned having blown up the newer model, to which Krillin asked why he had done so and if it had an opinion. Vegeta directed him and Gohan to "strip", revealing afterward that he had armor for them, which Krillin thought made the command less awkward. While changing with Gohan into the armor, Krillin told him that it felt as though they had been on Namek for a year when in actuality it had only been six days and Krillin noted that he looked similar to Nappa though he did not remember his name and asked Vegeta about it, stating his name repeatedly until Vegeta answered with "Goddammit Nappa".
While Vegeta and Gohan remained at the base, Krillin went to retrieve Dende and stopped him in his tracks while joking that he was a "Namekian scum", playing the role of an actual soldier of Freeza until showing that he was just himself, to which Dende continued to scream in horror.
Krillin and Dende found Gohan and it was at this point that Krillin made it known to Gohan of his intent to summon Porunga without telling Vegeta, a plan that Gohan did not find wise but agreed to go along with nonetheless. Krillin then sensed Freeza and denied it was him until Gohan kept confirming and called for Dende to summon the dragon. Krillin learned that they could be granted three wishes, which made him happy as he requested to wish for a three foot hoogie only for him to be contacted by King Kai, who he had never interacted with before and referred to as "a voice" speaking to him when asked about it by Dende.
The three resurrected Piccolo with a wish from Porunga, who teleported him to Namek as per their instruction but just on the planet and a fair distance away from them. Krillin then questioned why he was not brought directly to them and the third wish, which Krillin intended to use for a hoogie, was stopped by the arrival of Vegeta and led Krillin to lament that he was never going to get his hoogie. Vegeta threatened Dende and the latter tried to grant his wish for immortality, only for Guru to seemingly die and cause the Dragon Balls on the planet to no longer be effective. Freeza arrived shortly thereafter.
Fight with Freeza Edit
Krillin was stabbed by Freeza, who gained 1 Ups from rocking him back and forth on his head while his horn went through Krillin's stomach. Gohan warned Krillin that he was making him stronger, but Krillin insisted that he could not help it. Once Freeza finished, he tossed Krillin's comatose body away. Krillin was healed by Dende, who told him that he was immortal. Believing this, Krillin used his Kienzan to cut off Freeza's tail when attacking him while Freeza was not looking, taunting him afterward by proclaiming that he was immortal and shouting for him to suck his dick while being chased by Freeza and flying away. Krillin headed into a path of crevices and used his Solar Flare on Freeza after he kept cutting him off when he tried to flee, fleeing afterward rather using his Kienzan to cut Freeza in half, which Gohan thought about when being told of what occurred by Krillin who confirmed he had not done this when Freeza returned and swore he would mount Krillin's head where his tail used to be, Krillin afterward confirming that he did not do what Gohan had thought. Krillin, Gohan and Vegeta shot at Freeza with all of their might, Krillin questioning if they had got him when he became covered in smoke, Gohan telling him that they could still sense Freeza's energy and questioning why he even bothered leading Krillin to make the omission that he was an optimist. As Gohan tried to attack Freeza again, Krillin and Vegeta moved in behind him, only for Piccolo to cut them all of as he began fighting Freeza.
Second death Edit
Krillin watched the fight between Goku and Freeza, telling Gohan that it was time they got involved before backing down. When Goku moved his hands to initiate charging the Spirt Bomb, Krillin yelled out what he was doing and that it was the only thing that could kill Freeza before being hit by Piccolo, making Freeza question what he was "yammering on about". Krillin screamed out further, earning him more hits from Piccolo and watched as the attack seemingly killed Freeza. He asked Gohan if he thought "he was still alive" and the latter failed to realize he was talking about Goku. The two were reunited with him and Piccolo, laughing together at Goku's joke before Freeza revealed himself to still be alive and shot Piccolo, Krilin remarking that he was happy it was not him. Freeza informed him that he was next and Krillin questioned what he had ever done to him, after which Freeza recalled him removing his tail. Krillin questioned if he could take a joke and smiled at the villain, before being killed by imploding on himself after being launched into the air.
Krillin was financially compensated for his death on Namek, defying the expectation that he would not die off planet. He sometime afterward began a relationship with Maron, meeting her in the bank while depositing his money from his life insurance and her depositing from her night job and changed his name to "Juan Sanchez". He encountered Gohan while the latter was catching fish, revealing his new name and the reasons for it before asking what he thought of his "new ride" and hinted he was talking about his girlfriend Maron rather than his actual car as Gohan had assumed. Krillin assured Maron that she could have double of $1,000 dollars after she asked for it since she had broken a nail and told Gohan that he was an excellent boyfriend, revealing to his friend how he had met her.
Krillin showed intense interest in her breasts and mentioned them to Gohan as being as big as the size of his own head. Krillin mustered up the courage to ask Maron about whether or not she had feelings for him, insisting that he would have to speak to her on his real identity and then see she would be willing to have sex with him. Krillin told her that his real name was not "Juan" and that he had in actuality been killed by Freeza, who he called an evil space emperor, leading him to then question if she loved him for him or for his money. When she revealed that she did not love him at all, he become disappointed but asked if they could at leas try "the sex stuff", prompting Maron to elaborate further that she was never really his girlfriend and that he had just confessed to a lot of fraud, revealing her affiliation with the State Fraud Bureau. Krillin asked ifr he was going to prison and when she explained he would just have to pay all of the money back out of pocket including what he spent on her, he expressed difficulty in being able to do this since he had spent "500 grand" on her.
Following the revelation and his money all being taken, Krillin approached Master Roshi over giving him a place to stay, who allowed him to reside at Kame House. Krillin later confronted by Chi-Chi after she came to Kame House demanding to know who had been spreading rumors that she had been making Gohan pound her tuna, leading Krillin to state that they would all take turns pounding it just so long as they could eat it together.
Krillin visited Bulma's home after Vegeta returned to Earth, learning that he was now living there and calling it neat. After sensing Freeza, he telephoned Gohan, who questioned how sure he was that it was him. Krillin confirmed that it was him, reasoning he knew since he had once had Freeza inside of him and that when a man does that to a person they know when they're coming. Krillin tried to greet Vegeta after arriving near the ship of Freeza and questioned what he was doing as he started backing up the ship.
Following Future Trunks' slashing of Freeza into pieces, Krillin remarked that he was "there and there and here" before a piece of Freeza fell over to them, in a reference to when Chiatozu self-destructed.
After Goku completed his conversation with Future Trunks, Krillin asked him what they were talking about and called for him to elaborate after he merely stated the word "androids". Krillin before departing announced his intent to fire Kamehameha waves into the ocean over and over again as a method of training.
Arrival of androids Edit
Krillin flew to the site of the androids supposed landing, on his way there coming across Goku, Gohan and Piccolo. Krillin told Gohan that he had barely grown since the last time he had seen him, leading Goku to remark that he thought that every time he saw Krillin, the latter laughing with a disappointed demeanor. The four arrived at Amenbo Island, which Gohan stated was huge and wondered what they did there, Krillin then mentioning that prostitution was legal. The four were called down by Yamcha, who Krillin greeted along with Tien, Bulma and her child before double-taking that she had a child. With Yamcha remarking that they would not believe who the father was, Krillin stated it was Vegeta's. After Bulma mentioned her last conversation with Vegeta a year and a half ago, Krillin remarked that her breasts looked amazing. Yajirobe drove to the group with the Yamcha song "Cat Loves Food" playing and handed Goku Senzu Beans before driving off, leading Krillin to question Yamcha about the song.
Yajirobe was shot down by the androids, who then went into the city. After Piccolo concluded that the group would need to search the city to find the androids, Krillin complained with the others before going into the city to begin searching. Krillin flew onto a sidewalk as he swore that it was time for him to find him some androids and encountered a skater, who had been shocked by his appearance and fell off of his skateboard. Krillin questioned him if he had seen an android, the man stating he did not know and then proceeding to describe Krillin cutting him off as he was boarding his skateboard without coming to the conclusion that it was the same person. Yamcha was the one to encounter the androids, Android 19 and Dr. Gero, causing an explosion and prompting Krillin to be happy that it was not him. He flew over to the site after Dr. Gero made a hole in Yamcha's chest and was directed by Goku to give him a Senzu Bean before being directed by him to take him to Bulma, who had been left with the Senzu Beans by Goku. Krillin joked that there was two kind's of fisting in the city now, which fell on deaf ears and led him to assure the others as he flew away with Yamcha's comatose body that Bulma would get the joke.
Krillin noticed the others were leaving with the androids after getting Yamcha to Bulma and Yamcha stated they had to warn them since he could feel his life force draining as Dr. Gero was holding him, though Krillin reasoned that he was losing a lot of blood and then was grossed out by Yamcha's mentioning of him having felt it come out of his mouth. With Yamcha swearing that they could take energy and Gohan stating that they had to leave as he flew away, Yamcha expressed interest in sitting out the battle, leading Krillin to remark that he never had energy when he got a handjob either before flying away.
Krillin watched the fight between Goku and Android 19. When Yamcha started to face criticism by Tien for not mentioning earlier that the android was capable of absorbing energy after he warned Goku of this when the latter was preparing a Kamehameha wave, Krillin defended him, stating that he needed the criticism like "a hole in the chest" in reference to his earlier injury and asked around if anyone understood his joke, the only person replying being Goku. When Goku started to suffer from an approaching heart attack, Krillin threw a Senzu Bean to him at his request. Piccolo tried to jump in when it seemed Goku was losing but was shot down by Android 20, though revealed after Vegeta arrived that he had faked his injury and questioned where was his Senzu Bean. Krillin in response threw one to him and then one to Yamcha when everyone apart from him unanimously agreed that he would be better off leaving with Goku than staying.
After Vegeta defeated Android 19, Krillin was ordered by him to give him a Senzu Bean, leading the former to question whether Vegeta thought he was just giving them out before confirming that he was not though he still gave him one.
In the Androids Saga he's more confident. When Dr. Gero blasts him, he gets right back up.
He also cares for Goku and in Episode 40 tries to stop the Androids from killing him, only to get the reply from 17 that he's not threatening, and a kiss on the cheek from 18.
On the sidelines Edit
Krillin watched the fight between Vegeta and Android 18, becoming scared when the latter broke his arm. He expressed his confidence in Trunks when the half-Saiyan charged at Android 18 in an attempt to defend Vegeta, recalling that his sword cut Freeza in half and being shocked upon seeing Android 18 take it to the wrist without injury. After Trunks was knocked down by Android 17, Krillin told Tien and Piccolo that they needed a plan and started to suggest a strategy when the pair charged to help their two allies, after which he said they should have ran away.
After Vegeta was knocked into Trunks by Android 18 and caused the latter to become unconscious, Krillin reasoned this was why the group did not usually team up and said he would just do what they usually did and wait for Goku. In saying this, he attracted the attention of Android 16, who looked over to him. Krillin responded by quacking, bringing the possibility to Android 16 that he was possibly a duck. After the group of four was defeated by the android duo, Krillin made a sound and caught their attention as well, questioning afterward in his mind why he even did things.
Androids 17 and 18 came closer to him and he insisted that if they were to "come to blows", he would "come up short". The pair agreed, Android 17 even saying he was about as "threatening as a cocker spaniel", which Krillin thought was a "fantastic point" and opted to continue standing around and doing nothing. Android 18 said the group was going to go "kill Goku" and Krillin struggled to let out that the group could not kill him, elaborating further that they could but should not. After Android 16 reasoned that he wanted to kill him, Krillin said he would be forced to stop them, leading Android 18 to kiss him before the androids walked away and then flew together.
Krillin was surprised by the kiss and could not wait to tell the group, as soon as he finished giving them Senzu Beans. Krillin was surprised by how few he had, as he remembered having "at least 15" of them prior but assumed that he should have enough for everyone and thought they would not believe him when he told them. After the group was brought back to their consciousness, the reactions varied from not believing him, as Tien and Trunks stated, to Piccolo not caring. Krillin asked Vegeta who then flew off and in doing so, learned from Trunks that his mother Future Bulma had never told him of Vegeta's attack on Earth with Nappa.
He was further shocked when learning from Trunks that the androids were stronger in their timeline than in his. After Piccolo and Tien lamented that even with two Super Saiyans they were not effective, Krillin mentioned the possibility of a Super Namekian to Piccolo, who became frustrated and left. Krillin assumed he was flying up to Kami's Lookout and explained its difference from Kame House to a confused Trunks, which he clarified was "the place with the turtle."
Taking charge Edit
Krillin flew with Future Trunks and Tien after the fight against the androids, saying goodbye to Tien after he departed to pick up Chiaotzu from Kame House before things got weird, telling Future Trunks that he could never read that guy. When the pair arrived in front of Goku's home, Krillin asked Future Trunks if he ever found Android 18 cute. After he replied that he did not, Krillin warned him to be super nice to Goku's wife referring to Chi-Chi and attempted to tell him that she could be a total bitch before being smacked in the head by Chi-Chi opening the door as she expected to see her son.
Krillin bragged to Yamcha that he got kissed by "the cute one" of the androids, having to explain to him that there was a girl now and telling him that they should continue their conversation after they moved Goku, though Yamcha argued that he had finally stopped screaming leading Krillin to tell him of his plan to take him to Kame House where he said the androids would never look and argued that they short on time before joining the others in getting Goku aboard a ship as Gohan arrived, explaining his plan to him and encouraging him to stop talking when the latter surmised that Kame House would be the second place the androids looked. Bulma called the group while they were aboard the ship and since both Yamcha and Future Trunks either could not or did not want to, he answered and tried introducing himself before she cut him off, afterward indicating that she had information that was important if Future Trunks was there, leading Krillin to ask if she was making a booty call before giving the phone to him. Bulma said she would send over a fax, confusing Future Trunks as to what that was, which Krillin argued made sense since it would be outdated in his time.
Questions and emergence of Cell Edit
While at Kame House, he answered questions by Master Roshi about Android 18, complimenting her on her eyes and personality as well as a motion she did with her hair. When Master Roshi pressed him with questions about the size of her breasts, Krillin questioned whether or not that was important. Krillin afterward began to watch reports on events in Ginger Town and asked Bulma after calling her if she was by the town since "shit" was going on down there, which he further clarified as not good. After the reporter was seemingly killed by someone off-camera along with the cameraman, Krillin suggested that someone investigate the scene. Gohan and Trunks then arrived and Krillin asked Gohan if he liked mysteries. While Trunks asserted that the recent events were not due to the involvement of the androids, Krillin added that it was definitely not the case unless they were starting "the world's first mandatory nudest colony."
Krillin was at Kame House when he started to sense familiar energy with Gohan that was fighting Piccolo, remarking that it even felt as though he was there as well. Yamcha reasoned he was not among the energy they felt due to him being there with them, which Krillin assumed was the reason for why they were not able to sense him. Krillin and Trunks arrived to the battlefield following Piccolo regrowing his arm after tricking Cell into revealing his past. Krillin saw the new threat and questioned what it was, though was soon afterward blinded when Cell used Solar Flare to get away. Krillin remarked that he had used Tien's attack.
Gero's basement Edit
Piccolo was angered by Cell getting away and charged his power, leading Krillin to remark to Trunks that he was "pulling a your dad." Vegeta said the exact same thing as Piccolo when he arrived, leading Krillin to use this evidence that his characterization was accurate. Vegeta questioned Piccolo's new strength and when learning that he had fused with Kami and questioning what he was, Krillin said that he was basically God. Tien arrived after following Vegeta's screaming and Krillin informed him that Piccolo and Kami had fused. Krillin was shocked to learn that Cell was another android created by Dr. Gero. After Tien antagonized Vegeta, Krillin questioned his motives, mentioning that Vegeta could kill him.
Trunks then wondered if there was a Cell in the present-timeline, though Tien was skeptical since he had probably killed him during his exploding of Dr. Gero's laboratory. Krillin theorized that Gero had a basement, even calling it a "shot in the dark", but Trunks saw validity in his thought by stating, "Crap baskets", which he noted as something he said as well. Krillin stated to Piccolo that he would go with Trunks to go after Cell and did, the two going back to the ruins of the laboratory as Krillin began having chills while questioning why it had become so cold since they had been there at noon. Krillin remarked before firing lasers that though he did complain about their lifestyle, shooting lasers was fun and started to make laser noises, which he revealed to Trunks that he did all the time in his head before questioning if that was weird.
Their shooting located a basement, which Krillin went with Trunks down despite initially stating they could not climb down through since the ladder was broken, which was followed by them flying down. Krillin promised on his life to Trunks that he would not tell his father about any other androids should they be found in the basement, though admitted that he would consider telling him if Vegeta threatened his life. With the lights turning on, Krillin stated, "Danger Will Robinson", who Trunks had never heard of and questioned him on the identity of, leading Krillin to remark that the future was no fun. Krillin then saw the infant form Cell and thought he was cute, preparing to destroy him before being warned by Trunks not to as he went through the schematics for the androids. With Trunks theorizing that the schematics would give them a way to turn the androids off, Krillin thought to himself of a way to not ask him how to turn Android 18 on and accidentally asked how to turn Android 17 on.
Krillin was surprised by the schematics stating Android 17 and 18's real names and Android 16 being modeled after Dr. Gero's son, leading him to tell Trunks that he sounded as though he was making everything up and they prepared to leave as Trunks contemplated letting Cell go since he had never done anything wrong. Krillin argued them letting him go would be a choice that they both needed to make and that he could ruin lives before dropping the pretenses to clearly state that they were "aborting" Cell as he killed him by firing a beam at the tank. As the two fled, Krillin was caught in gloating, stating that he killed Cell. Once he was out of the lab, Krillin fired a blast into it and it was destroyed, though he regretted that he did not back up first. Krillin told Trunks as they flew that the trip was "fun" and the pair should "hang out more."
Androids' arrival at Kame House Edit
Krillin was with Bulma and Dr. Briefs as they discussed the androids and looked through the schematics. Dr. Briefs mentioned the possibility of him being able to make a detonator for the androids, to which Krillin questioned the necessity of blowing them up and was happy to learn that Android 18 still had a vagina, making her go from a nine to a ten. Krillin told Bulma of the whereabouts of Piccolo, Tien, Trunks and Vegeta and that Goku was still resting at Kame House. He speculated that Goku was still asleep when in reality the latter had just woken up. Krillin was picked up by the others and thanked them for picking him up, attempting to explain to Yamcha that he was there checking out the blueprints before stumbling on his words to include Android 18's vagina and then giving up as he thanked him again for picking him up. Krillin noticed Piccolo's reluctance to confirm the Dragon Balls were not of use and discovered that they no longer existed after Tien outright said it following still being confused.
The group learned Goku had woken up shortly after Krillin questioned in agony why they did not have him when he teleported into their jet and used his Instant Transmission to take Gohan with him. Krillin was relieved that he had recovered and suggested that the group go to Kame House. There he slept, having a dream that he was fighting Cell and saving a family. He was woken up by Piccolo following the arrival of the androids on the island and went outside to confront them with the other Z-Fighters there. Krillin asked Android 18 if she came around there often in an attempt to make small talk with her. Krillin remained on the island as Piccolo left to fight Android 17, promising to Spacebook him later.
Krillin was reluctant to get involved in the fight despite Tien wanting to become involved and not wishing to just stand around. Krillin's reasons for not intervening stemmed from him feeling outclassed by the Super Saiyans, Piccolo, the androids and Cell, soon afterward justifying his time on Namek as being another contributing factor as he recalled when he was stabbed and blown up. Yamcha related to having had this happen to him and mentioned being dumped by Bulma, the only girlfriend he ever had, to which Krillin remarked the difference between them was Maron took all of his money when they broke up whereas with Yamcha, Bulma took all of her money. Krillin shot down Yamcha's attempt to defend himself by bringing up him sleeping with Bulma while Krillin had not with Maron by stating he was unlike Vegeta in not being able to prove it. Krillin answered the phone when Bulma called and overheard Dr. Briefs threatening Yajirobe, calling it "hostile" and was informed by Bulma that she had finished making a detonator for the androids. Krillin remarked that she had done it quickly to which Bulma replied that 22 hours was not quick, surprising Krillin as to how much time had passed and leading him to ask how long the Z-Fighters had slept.
After Cell arrived at the battlefield, Krillin became visibly fearful after sensing his energy, frantically confirming to Master Roshi that they still did not have the detonator from Bulma and agreed with Tien that they had to do something other than standing aorund. He left Kame House to meet Bulma after Chi-Chi made the suggestion, which he found brilliant and complimented her for, and he called dibs on retrieving the detonator before departing.
Krillin found Bulma after flying around and tried greeting her as she turned her attention to her infant son Trunks, who tried to tell her that he was seeing Krillin and tried saying his name to the best of his ability. Bulma only noticed that it was Krillin when he slammed against her windshield, at which point he remarked, "Found you!" With Bulma asking him if he was okay, Krillin insisted he was fine and was handed the detonator, being instructed by her that he had to be near the androids by at least 30 meters, which Krillin said was close. Though Bulma offered him some Saiyan armor that she had put together for the Z-Fighters to have protection in their fight, Krillin felt that he would not need it since he knew when to exit when things got though, remarking that on Namek he wore Saiyan armor and got a hole in it.
In a very Mystery Science Theater 3000 circumstance, Vegeta sometimes forces him to play horror video games just to get a kick out of it. Fortunately he's a skilled gamer who will more often than not high-tail it in the right direction when danger is near.
Despite the harsh circumstances that he often faces, Krillin tries to remain optimistic. When he arrived on Namek, he thought he and the others would be able to leave right after quickly gathering the Dragon Balls, though this changed when he learned Vegeta was also there as well as when he sensed the power of Freeza who was much stronger than him and anyone else he was affiliated with. However, he was able to motivate himself after being relieved and took charge of the situation, something he also did when moving Goku's comatose body to Kame House.
Part of Krillin's success in staying alive for as long as he has been able to is his ability to remain focused and not let his emotions get the better of him. Though he was bothered by the slaughtering of the Namekians by Freeza and his men, he was more concerned with keeping Gohan under control and quacking, which he did to keep them alive as he explained and felt was working since the pair had not been killed.
One of Krillin's most notably traits was his fear. Along with this, he had a sense of doubt that was a direct result of him having seen the strength of his opponents such as Nappa and Vegeta who greatly usurped his power, which made his self-confidence go down greatly and result to relying on stronger allies such as Goku, Piccolo or Gohan to fight the opponent while he relished the fact that he was not their enemies target. He was relieved when not chosen by Nappa, who instead picked to fight Gohan, because he strongly believed that he would not be able to combat him which had been evidenced earlier by his attack on him alongside Piccolo.
Though he was fearful, Krillin could also be outspoken whenever gaining confidence in himself. He was scared beyond belief by Freeza both the first time he sensed him and when it became clear that he was getting closer to the group while they were trying to make wishes using the Dragon Balls, but this was not the case when he was claimed to have been made immortal by Dende after he was healed following his injuries. Krillin openly teased Freeza after removing his tail and confronted him, a direct contrast to all of his other confrontations on Namek where he had been confronted by one of the latter's men or Vegeta.
While cowardly, he has also proven to be brave on occasions. Out of frustration over Salza setting the Senzu Beans on fire and believing that Goku would not recover from his injuries in time to fight Cooler, Krillin attacked him in an attempt at getting revenge for his friend. Krillin deliberately put himself at risk when confronting Androids 16, 17 and 18 over their intention to kill Goku out of concern for him and his well-being, even arguing to them that they should not do it just because they could, thereby justifying himself and even prompting Android 16 to admit that he was making a fair point.
Krillin Owned CountEdit
A running gag in the series is a counter known as the "Krillin Owned Count", which records all the times Krillin has been physically or verbally abused, or 'owned':
- Krillin Owned Count: 1- Raditz "bitch slaps" Krillin into Kame House.
- Krillin Owned Count: 2- Master Roshi tells Krillin to shut up after Krillin's "Dammit Roshi!" in response to Roshi not stopping Piccolo from taking Gohan.
- Krillin Owned Count: 3- Krillin is knocked off Kami's lookout by Mr. Popo for attempting to ask a question about the pecking order.
- Krillin Owned Count: 4- During their training in the simulator, Krillin is dragged into a pit by a Saiyan, beaten to a pulp, and then "greeted" by Mr. Popo.
- Krillin Owned Count: 5, 6 & 7- Krillin's Kage Bunshin no Jutsu fails against Nappa, and the first clone is thrown to the ground, then Krillin's second clone falls on top of the first one, then Krillin's third clone falls on both of the others and Krillin's clones turn back to one Krillin.
- Krillin Owned Count: 8- Krillin is caught in the midst of one of Nappa's most powerful attacks.
- Krillin Owned Count: 9- Krillin is pummeled into the ground by Vegeta after Vegeta's tail is cut off.
- Krillin Owned Count: 10- Vegeta bitch slaps Krillin.
- Krillin Owned Count: 11- Krillin owns himself with a lame CSI-esque one-liner after beating two of Frieza's men.
- Krillin Owned Count: 12- Krillin is hit by Recoome's "Recoome Kick".
- Krillin Owned Count: 13- Krillin has a seizure from Jeice and Burter's "Seizure Procedure".
- Krillin Owned Count: 14- Krillin is bitch slapped by Captain Ginyu in Goku's body.
- Krillin Owned Count: 15 - 25- Frieza impales and tortures Krillin on one of his horns then coldy throws him into the lake below.
- Krillin Owned Count 26- Krillin owns himself again by cracking his neck.
- Krillin Owned Count 27- As Frieza is being spun by Goku, Frieza vomits which heads towards Krillin's face.
- Krillin Owned Count 28- Frieza blows Krillin up in the air.
- Krillin Owned Count 29- Krillin gets busted for "insurance fraud" and is ordered by Maron (who was working undercover for the "State Fraud Bureau") to pay back everything he bought with the money he received.
- Krillin Owned Count BOOM- Gets bitch slapped by Raditz's tail again in Dragon Ball Z Kai Abridged causing the counter to rapidly increase in numbers to the point it where overloads and explodes.
- Krillin Owned Count 30- Krillin is ambushed by Dr. Gero who then proceeds to beat him up senselessly before escaping to his lab, leaving Krillin behind lying in pain. This is a clear reference to the 2012 film "Marvel's The Avengers" in which Loki suffers a similar fate at the hands of the Incredible Hulk; Krillin even makes the same noise of pain after Gero's escaped.
- Krillin Owned Count 31- Krillin gets whacked by the door thanks to Chi-Chi, giving him a knot on his head.
- Krillin Owned Count 32- Krillin flies straight into Bulma's windshield.
- Evolution Krillin Owned Count 1- In the honest trailer of Dragon Ball Evolution by Screen Junkies, starring Team Four Star, Krillin gets owned when he is not in the movie. However, considering the movie's misrepresentation of the characters, this was probably a blessing in disguise.
- Hallowned Count 1- Krillin gets rammed through the wall of a plane by Cell.
Another running gag is when a character is either injured, humiliated or destroyed, Krillin yells "SENZU BEAN!" and tosses a Senzu Bean at them. So far, this running gag has only appeared in Episodes 36 and 37:
- Goku - During the battle with Android 19, Goku (in his Super Saiyan form) asks Krillin for a Senzu. Despite catching and eating the Senzu bean, the effects of the bean made Goku's heart condition worse.
- Piccolo - After getting up from faking an injury by Android 20 (Dr. Gero), Piccolo demands "Where was MY Senzu Bean?". Krillin throws the bean, but Piccolo makes no effort to catch it (unlike Goku). The bean hits Piccolo in the face, making him frustrated (judging by his facial expressions).
- Yamcha - After admitting how he'll just get in the way during the battle (Which everyone agreeing in an unhelpful manner, to the point where Vegeta angrily questions why Yamcha's even there), Yamcha, like Piccolo before him, recieves a Senzu Bean to the face from Krillin. Humiliated at how he gets a Senzu Bean, even after he just took one from Bulma right before entering the battlefield, Yamcha sarcastically bids the rest of the Z Fighters "You know what? Have fun!" before flying off with an unconscious Goku.
- Android 19 - Android 19 also receives a Senzu-to-the-face (Though it should be noted that after his battle with Vegeta, his face is all that remains). On top of that, Android 19 also gets a dog treat thrown at him by Vegeta, a reference to how Vegeta used to treat Guldo like a dog prior to joining the Z Fighters.
- Vegeta also asks for a Senzu Bean after Gero escapes, but it turns out that unlike what everyone thought, Krillin wasn't simply giving the beans away.
- In Episode 37, Piccolo again asks for a Senzu prior to escaping and challenging Dr. Gero. The exchange goes as such:
- Piccolo: Krillin, Senzu Bean.
- Krillin: Senzu Bean?
- Piccolo: Senzu Bean.
- Krillin: SENZU BEAN!!!!
- "Hello, Gohan, have you done your homework? 'Cause if you don't Chi-Chi will KICK my ass!"
- (After defeating 2 of Frieza's henchmen with the help of Gohan ) "Ha! looks like they're all...washed up! ...Yeah! Da-da-da-da..."
- Gohan: Hey, Krillin, look! The Dragon Balls!
Krillin: Whoa, those things are huge! AC/DC be damned. Jeez. These aliens are scary. Especially that one in the front. Looks like a total FAG.
Krillin: What? A Freaky Alien Genotype. What’d you think I meant?
Gohan: Oh, I thought you were calling him a derogatory term for a homosexual.
Krillin:"That thing's a guy?!"
- "Well I dunno maybe you could've bitched at him, how about that? Seems that's all you appear to be good for these days, huh? Use your bitch-fu on him? Bulma the Mistress of Bitching, that's what they should call you. Seriously, five ancient sages of bitch gathered atop the peaks of Mt. Bitch to proclaim your birth, and 100 years later, when all the bitch stars had aligned, you were born and made everyone's life around you a living hell, because you are SUCH a BITCH!" (to Bulma)
- (When Goku is preparing the Spirit Bomb)"Wait a second, HE'S USING THE SPIRIT BOMB!"
Frieza-"The spirit what's it now?"
Piccolo-"Would you stop screaming?"
Krillin-"THE SPIRIT BOMB IS THE ONLY THING THAT CAN KILL FRIEZA!"
- Well we saw Gohan earlier, but he was busy pounding the Tuna. (a few seconds and blank stares later) What! With Goku gone Chichi needs someone to do it!
- Gohan! Once you've had a man inside of you, you know when he's coming.
- "Oh yes we've forgot the obvious question there but HOW DID YOU SURVIVE!"
- (In response to Yamcha saying he will sit this one out when the Z fighters leave with Dr.Gero and #19) Ah Yeah I getcha,I never have any energy after I get a handjob either. Badabup BuhBye!
- (In response to everyone injured or humiliated except Vegeta) "SENZU BEAN!!!"
- Piccolo: Alright, we've got a lot of ground to cover.
- Krillin: Please don't say what I think you're gonna say!
- Piccolo: We should probably-
- Krillin: Here it comes...
- Piccolo: Stick together for safety.
- Krillin: Oh... THANK OUR GREEN GOD ON THE LOOKOU-
- Tien: I dunno. Probably cover more ground if we split up
- . Krillin: YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!
- Piccolo: Nah, he's got a good point.
- Krillin: AH GREEN GOD DAMMIT!
- BOOBS! I mean, Bulma!
"Oh man, I have the craziest dream! Cell was there!" ("Well, the Androids are here!" "Yo.") "Ahh!"
- Season One
- 101. "The Return of Radditz!... Wait..."
- 102. "And They All Lived Happily Ever... Oh..."
- 103. "Happily Ever Afterlife"
- 104. "Snakeway to Heaven"
- 106. "No One Ever Listens to the Magical Dragon"
- 107. "Saiyans? On My Planet? (Its More Likely Than You Think)"
- 108. "Nappa's Best Day Ever"
- 109. "The Set Up"
- 110. "The Punchline"
- Season Two
- 201. "Looks Like The Z-Warriors Are Blasting Off Again!"
- 202. "A Rose By Any Other Namek"
- 203. "Dr. Briefs Made This Episode In A Cave... WITHABOXOFSCRAPS!"
- 204. "No Country For Old Namekians"
- 205. "Operation: Dodoria Drop"
- 206. "Vam qan Namek"
- 207. "A Lovely Bunch of Dragonballs"
- 208. "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Saiyan"
- 209. "到着を恐怖!! 敬礼, ギニュー特戦隊!!"
- 210. "Namekimania 2011"
- 211. "Stop! Celebrate and Witness, Goku's Back From 100X Fitness!"
- 212. "The Good, The Bad, and The Purple"
- 213. "Grand Theft Goku"
- 214. "The Best Laid Plans of Saiyans and Namekians"
- 215. "Nail is Piccolo, and so can you!"
- 216. "Alien VS. Piccolo"
- 217. "The Saiyan Formerly Known As Prince"
- 218. "Leave It To Freezer"
- 219. "Freeza Burn"
- 220. "Freeza: The Final Cut"
- Season Three
- 301. "There's Something About Maron"
- 302. "Battlefield Ee-arth"
- 303. "Cold Cuts"
- 305. "The Island of Dr. Gero"
- 306. "Super Saiyan Swagger"
- 307. "Catch Me If You Can-droid"
- 308. "Dr. Gero or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Androids"
- 309. "Blood, Sweat, and Gears"
- 310. "16, 17, and 18 Things I Hate About You"
- 311. "The Trouble With Time Travel"
- 312. "Fear and Loathing in Ginger Town"
- 313. "Cell Service"
- 314. "Cell Reception"
- 315. "Hyperbolic Plot Device"
- 316. "Percussive Maintenance"
- 317. "Family Reunion"
- 318. "Advanced Geometry"
- The episodes when he does not get owned (or at least not in ways that are tracked on the counter) are episodes 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24, 27, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 42, 43, 46 and 47.
- He has stated in "The return of Raditz...wait!" that he goes to therapy because of everyone's constant insults.
- He can feel, hear and taste energy.
- While Vegeta hates Krillin, he is still only "the second most annoying bald person he's ever had the displeasure to work with", the first being Nappa.
- Krillin has owned himself twice with in the series.
- Bulma has implied that Krillin is Asian. However, his last name is Sanchez, meaning he's Latino (of course Krillin used that name while taking out a huge life insurance policy, so this cannot be true nor could really be latino).
- Despite Krillin's status as a joke character, both Nappa and Vegeta have acknowledged him as being stronger than Raditz. He's also generally held in higher regard than Yamcha.
- As a callback to his origins as a monk, it is stated that Krillin is Buddhist.
- He has a bad memory with names. Last time Krillin was at Korin Tower he forgot Korin's name and called him Whiskers the Wonder-cat (this is a reference to the first English dub of Dragon Ball by Gold Harmony in which many characters were renamed for English, Korin was renamed "Whiskers the Wonder Cat")
- He is a very skilled gamer, even if the only things he gets to play are horror games.
- Lanipator stated at the 2012 Youmacon that out of all the abridged series Krillin was his favorite character to voice, as he has "the best punch drunk lines".
- Cell asked Tien when confronted by him if Krillin was busy as a means of mocking Tien, though he was correct as Krillin had gone to retrieve a detonator from Bulma.
- Android 16 might see Krillin as a duck, due to him 'quacking' out of nervousness at the mention of Goku's name, with Android 16 scanning Krillin as 'Duck?'.
Krillin Owned GalleryEdit
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